Kanye West is coming under fire - from his OWN CHARITY. The Donda Foundation is calling Yeezy a DEADBEAT. They released a long statement last night - distancing themselves from the controversial rapper.
The Donda Foundation - was started by Kanye - to honor his deceased mother. It was supposed to help educate Chicago Youth. But now, the charity is under SERIOUS financial stress.
They claim that Kanye has NOT given them the money that he committed.
Here's in part what they said:
Over the last few months due to Kanye’s statements and tweets, we have fielded requests for interviews and statements. We have been tagged in comments on social media about Kanye West, and we have been questioned by our foundational supporters and corporate supporters about Kanye’s public involvement in our organization. While we cannot and do not speak for Kanye West and his views, we can and will speak up for the youth that we serve. We ask that those who feel hurt, angered by or frustrated with Kanye West not penalize or throw away their support, respect and advocacy for us.
We ask that as you boycott and protest Kanye West, that you not forget that we are a non-profit organization that like other non-profits needs donations, corporate support and volunteers. We do not want your rejection of Kanye West, to be a rejection of Dr. Donda West and the thousands of lives she impacted including her own son.
As we prepare to launch our summer programming, we have been bombarded with inquiries about Kanye West. As we seek support to convert Kanye’s childhood home into a recording studio, museum and learning space – we have been unable to secure the financial support of Kanye despite multiple attempts, and despite those early conversations about his plan of support and advocacy for the youth in our programs.